Michigan in the Civil War

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Van Riper, Charles A., 1821-1900.

Van Riper was a resident of Cassopolis, Mich., who served as first lieutenant, Company A, 12th Michigan Infantry, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Shiloh. The collection consists of a diary (1862) describing his experiences as a prisoner-of-war.